Purnell and I had similar experiences with SBI when we were racing together. My opinion of SBI is that they are a bunch of dictator-like a$$holes (not the racers, just some of the officials) and JC is king dictator. He has absolutely no people skills.
I'll bet he kicked you out of the pits because Reggie told him to. Reggie probably did not want your boat there for obvious reasons. I think those two are so far up each other's a$$es it's not funny. Even years ago when we were racing F2 with SBI, Reggie's stuff was blatantly cheating, but SBI would not do anything about it.
As for the poker run teams, they made the show in Key West. Look how empty the town was until the poker run teams started coming in. We sat along the rail at the Westin to watch the race on Wednesday and there wasn't anybody around. Then on Friday and Sunday (after the poker run teams arrived) the place was absolutely packed during the races. You could also tell a huge difference on Duval before and after the poker run teams arrived. JC should be kissing Stu's feet because without the poker run in town, the race week would not have been be what it was.